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Stupid Sexy Flandry!

January 25, 2013

Gender swaps with ridiculous sexism is one of my favorite things. So here’s another one, courtesy of fantasy author Jim C. Hines, photographer Al Bogdan, and a lot of very charitable people.

The time had come. John “Waffle-man” Scalzi, Patrick Rothfuss, Charles Stross, and I took our places around Mary Robinette Kowal. We had come to Dearborn not for the glory, but to fulfill a promise made weeks ago, that if the good people of SF/F fandom raised at least $5000 for the Aicardi Syndrome Foundation fundraiser, we would attempt to duplicate the cover of Young Flandry.

The fundraiser brought in more than triple that amount. And thus did the five come together, prepared to endure great pain and sacrifice all dignity to support a very worthwhile cause and simultaneously try to point out that, darn it all, some of our SF/F are just ridiculously sexist, you know?

I’d like to thank ConFusion for hosting our photoshoot and reveal, the other authors for being such wonderful fun and good sports, and Al for donating his time and expertise.

I’ve got a few Scalzi books in my Kindle (because he is amazing), and now I get to add some new authors that seem just as awesome!!


2 Comments leave one →
  1. January 25, 2013 5:53 pm

    This is just brilliant 🙂

  2. January 26, 2013 4:38 pm

    Baen press is NOTORIOUS for its sexist covers…. It’s such a shame since the old editions of Anderson’s works can be very very gorgeous — especially the art of Paul Lehr, Richard Powers etc.

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